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Published: September 12th 2010
Samarkand is a nice city. The first day we were there, we participated in the city walking tour that was offered as part of the dragoman trip. Needless to say it was quite long, although fairly informative, it was tough to pay attention once it got to about lunch time and there was still about 3 hours left on the tour. We survived (barely) and finished the tour, it felt like quite the accomplishment really.
The rest of our time in Samarkand was fairly relaxing. We caught up on some internet, went for walks, and enjoyed the best pizza we've had in Central Asia at Venezia restaurant...twice.
It's already been 2 months since we finished working and we've been on the road now for 7 weeks. So far we seem to be spending to our budget, which is good news. Also we've taken approximately 69GB of photos. (we are currently shooting raw+jpeg, but that could change, if storage becomes an issue)
We're currently in Tashkent awaiting the start of the next leg of our trip through Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. We spent Sunday morning exploring the metro system which is quite neat. Every station is different in the way
that it's decorated with various styles of lights, pillars and mosaics. It's full of military police and photos are forbidden. One of the lines is designed as a bomb shelter. One thing that constantly amazes us is how clean all of the cities are. From Iran through to Uzbekistan the streets have been spotless.
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